On This Day: Happy 92nd Birthday to Glyn Moses!

Each day whilst we are all in Lockdown we will recall a famous Saints moment from the current day thanks to Saints Heritage Society.

30 MAY 1928

Our oldest international, #712 Arthur Glyndwr ‘Glyn’ Moses was born in Nant-y-Moel, South Wales and celebrates his 92nd birthday today.

Signed by the Saints late in 1952, his resolute defence and mobility was a revelation and he went on to win every honour at club level and was a regular with Great Britain and Wales.

Glyn Moses was born in Nant-y-Moel South Wales on the 30th May 1928. Glyn played rugby union for Newbridge RFC before signing professional forms for Salford in November 1949. Unfortunately Glyn never found his niche at the Willows and became so disenchanted that he decided to return to Wales at the end of the 1950-51 season. Moses attempted to get on the books of newly formed Cardiff RLFC but was refused permission by Salford.

So it was that some fifteen months passed before the great Saints` coach Jim Sullivan persuaded Glyn to come to Knowsley Road. He signed for Saints on the 31st. December 1952 after making his debut his debut in the 22 to 2 victory over Leigh on Christmas Day! Apart from one match against Wakefield away Glyn was an ever-present player in the fantastic Saints team that did not lose an away match that entire season. He scored 7 tries including a vital score in the 24 points to 14 Championship Final win over Halifax at Maine Road.

In the 1956 RL Challenge Cup Final programme he was listed at 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed in at 12st 4lbs. His fine form for the Saints led to Glyn being awarded 9 Great Britain caps, 2 Welsh caps and a further two caps for the Other Nationalities team. He was a member of the 1957 World Cup touring team to Australia where he played three tests.

Glyn won one RL Challenge Cup winners medal (1956 RL Cup Final v Halifax), one Championship Final winners medal (1952-3) and one Lancashire Cup winners medal (v Wigan 1953-54) for the Saints. By 1959 Austin Rhodes had established the full back berth as his own and Glyn played his final game for the Saints against Leeds on 28th November 1959.

He is pictured receiving his Heritage Number Certificate from Paul Wellens last year.

Happy Birthday Glyn!

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